Cold Water Ceph Needed

skywindsurfer

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I'm looking for a temperate cephalopod species that is naturally found along the northern pacific coast of North America/Alaska/Canada that can tolerate temeratures between 50-55 degrees F. Does anyone have any ideas other than E. Dofleini and O. Rubescens?
 

SabrinaR

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That seems like a tall order. Whacha need it for? Is this for your home tank or the Aquarium?
 

Neogonodactylus

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I keep O. rubescens at 15 C. It is pushing it a bit, but we also keep O. bimaculoides at 15 C along with O. micropyrus. This equates to winter temperatures in the northern part of their range.

Roy
 

skywindsurfer

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The exhibit they will be going into is a 200 gallon cube with plenty of rock to hide under. I think O. Micropyrus will be a bit too small. Does O. Bimaculoides reach British Columbia?
 

SabrinaR

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skywindsurfer;173910 said:
The exhibit they will be going into is a 200 gallon cube with plenty of rock to hide under. I think O. Micropyrus will be a bit too small. Does O. Bimaculoides reach British Columbia?
skywindsurfer;173911 said:
We are also looking for S. Latimanus for another exhibit. Do you know where to get them?


And yet youre not at liberty to say lol.
 

Joe-Ceph

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There is an octopus that is common along parts of the British and Scottish coast, called the Lesser Octopus (or curled octopus) Eledone cirrhosa. One location where it is found in Scottland, St. Abbs, has water temps between 38 and 56 degrees F, (3 - 13 c) and so it would probably love 50-55 degrees. I understand that they are about bimac sized.
 

Joe-Ceph

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skywindsurfer;174023 said:
Cool thanks. I've heard of that species in Scotland but not British columbia. Do you know how it made its way to the north pacific?
British Colombia? The St. Abbs I'm talking about is in Scottland. As a native of Scottland, Eledone cirrhosa holds a UK passport, and so could travel to Canada freely, but I don't think any have made that trip. I thought you were asking about any cold water species, are you only interested in natives of the eastern pacific?
 

bathypol

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You could check into Benthoctopus/Bathypolypus species. The one's I know of are arctic (although there are some species in the Mediterranean). The one's you'd find around Alaska prefer water around 4C (not sure of the conversion to F). I'm not sure if they venture down to B.C.
 

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